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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Who is the enemy? From what I have read there are no more than 100 al Qaeda in Afghanistan,
    Linky, PLEASE!

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Who is the enemy? From what I have read there are no more than 100 al Qaeda in Afghanistan,
    There's a ****load of Taliban over there. They're the enemy.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a ****load of Taliban over there. They're the enemy.
    Then why were they allowed to regain numbers and strength over the last 6 years? Why were the troops not sent as was requested 8 months prior to Bush leaving office?

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Linky, PLEASE!
    "In the first two of the sessions, which are taking place in the secure Situation Room in the White House basement, Obama kept returning to one question for his advisers: Who is our adversary, the official said.

    The answer was al Qaeda, as it was back in March.

    Amid changing circumstances in Afghanistan, the renewed determination has big implications for the current war debate.

    There now are no more than 100 al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Instead, the U.S. fight in Afghanistan is against the Taliban, now increasingly defined by the Obama team as distinct from al Qaeda. While still dangerous, the Taliban is seen as an indigenous movement with almost entirely local and territorial aims and far less of a threat to the U.S."
    http://kdka.com/topstories/afghanistan.obama.taliban.2.1236889.html
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a ****load of Taliban over there. They're the enemy.
    Estimates are between 10,000 and 15,000 Taliban. The declared purpose for us being there was to go after the al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11. See my post just above.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Estimates are between 10,000 and 15,000 Taliban. The declared purpose for us being there was to go after the al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11. See my post just above.
    The objective is to destroy AQ and their allies that gave them sanctuary.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The objective is to destroy AQ and their allies that gave them sanctuary.
    Wasn't that the mission 7 years ago?

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The objective is to destroy AQ and their allies that gave them sanctuary.
    You are referring to the failed Bush Objective for eight years? That objective is being reviewed by the new Commander-in-Chief.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are referring to the failed Bush Objective for eight years? That objective is being reviewed by the new Commander-in-Chief.
    As it should be...

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